Residents along 87th Street from Somerset Drive to Nall Avenue have requested the City consider traffic calming measures be implemented for their street.
The traffic calming process is a resident driven process done in conjunction with the Public Works Department and the Police Department. Based on initial speed and traffic volume data obtained, if the City thinks it is appropriate to move forward with a project the process is described in the Traffic Calming Program. For details related to our traffic calming program, click here.
The neighborhood circulates an initial petition (Click here to see the initial petition) and if 30% of the residents are in favor of traffic calming measures then a formal study will be conducted to determine if 87th Street meets the programs minimum qualifications.
If 87th Street qualifies for a traffic calming project then residents will help determine solutions and a neighborhood meeting will be held at that time. After the neighborhood meeting there would be a final petition, requiring 60% approval in order to get neighborhood approval to move from concept to construction. The final step is Council approval.
November 12, 2019 -
After the initial petition was successful TranSystems performed the actual Traffic Calming Study. See the link below to the final study.
After the study was completed and traffic calming was warranted City Staff met with residents and then held a public meeting in May of 2019 to discuss solutions. Based on that meeting the proposed solutions and a Second neighborhood petition was circulated.
On Monday, November 18 City Council will consider approval of the installation of these measures.